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Grace & The Nocturnals Potter - The Lion The Beast The Beat

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Item #: 14195817
    Audio Mixer: Rich Costey. Recording information: Easy Eye Sound, Nashville, TN; Lane Gibson Recording and Mastering, Charlotte, VT; Paramount Studios, Hollywood, CA; Plyrz Studios, Santa Clarita, CA; Sound Room Analog, Burlington, VT; The Jungle Room, ......more

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Artist: Potter, Grace & The Nocturnals
Description:
Audio Mixer: Rich Costey. Recording information: Easy Eye Sound, Nashville, TN; Lane Gibson Recording and Mastering, Charlotte, VT; Paramount Studios, Hollywood, CA; Plyrz Studios, Santa Clarita, CA; Sound Room Analog, Burlington, VT; The Jungle Room, Glendale, CA; The Sunset Marquis, Los Angeles, CA; Westlake Recording Studios. Illustrator: Deedee Cheriel. Grace Potter & the Nocturnals' self-titled 2010 album raised the band's profile. It traded heavily on their concert strengths, and while not perfect, it more or less shored up their reputation with fans and spread their rep globally. The Lion The Beast The Beat is a creative leap. With the band having enlisted producer Jim Scott, most tracks were cut live from the floor of his studio with strings, effects, and backing vocals added later. The sound here is big, sometimes bombastic, but never slick; it's wildly varied, too. Collectively, the songs have a very loose thematic link about the gray areas between perception and reality, looking at everything from relationships to time's passage. The title track contains the band's signature big guitars and drums roaring above an organ and strings. It nods -- without winking -- at the Go-Go's' "We Got the Beat." Dan Auerbach co-wrote and co-produced "Never Go Back," the album's first single. It's a tricky, quirky number with an off-kilter funk riff ? la mid-period Talking Heads. Its chorus is infectious and Potter's singing, alternately seductive and authoritative, grabs the listener by the throat. The ballad "Stars" looks directly toward country radio with its pedal steel and lilting hook. That said, it's warmer and more natural-sounding. Auerbach and Potter also co-wrote the Doors-influenced "Loneliest Soul," an uptempo groover with pulsing organ, slinky Rhodes, and a popping bassline that pushes it above imitation. The psych-tinged "Timekeeper" is an unlikely pop song, but its distinctly retro feel and Potter's exquisite vocal -- which is far more disciplined than o...
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 Lion the Beast the Beat, The
  2. 2 Never Go Back
  3. 3 Parachute Heart
  4. 4 Stars
  5. 5 Timekeeper
  6. 6 Loneliest Soul
  7. 7 Turntable
  8. 8 Keepsake
  9. 9 Runaway
  10. 10 One Heart Missing
  11. 11 Divide, The
  12. 12 [CD-ROM Track]
Type:
Performer
Genre:
Rock & Pop
Subgenre:
Alternative
Label:
Hollywood Records
Producer:
Jim Scott; Grace Potter
Number of Discs:
1
Format:
Compact Disc
Studio or Live:
Studio
Mono or Stereo:
Stereo
SPARS Coding:
n/a
Runtime:
45 : 43
Editorial Reviews:
Billboard (p.72) - "THE LION THE BEAST THE BEAT is Potter and company going full throttle, never more so than on the galloping title track, an epic road song built on a tribal beat that would make Phil Collins proud."
UPC:
050087277536
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